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Slobodan Kovacevic

Slobodan Kovacevic

Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
Member since September 2, 2013
Slobodan is a senior web developer and programmer with over a decade of experience working on the web. He is passionate about Ruby and Ruby on Rails. He can work in different roles, ranging from an individual developer to tech lead and project manager.
Slobodan is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Agile Software Development, 15 years
  • Ruby on Rails (RoR), 11 years
  • Ruby, 11 years
  • Heroku, 7 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 7 years
  • Continuous Integration (CI), 7 years
  • Ember.js, 3 years
  • Go, 1 year
Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
MacOS, Git, Vim
The most amazing...
...thing I've done is refactor an existing app achieving 10x speed-up.
Employment
  • Director of Engineering
    2017 - PRESENT
    AxiomQ
    • Grew a team of Ruby developers.
    • Mentored new developers.
    • Provided tech guidance.
    • Managed different projects.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, AWS, S3, Heroku, Amazon RDS, Postgres
  • Lead Developer and Project Manager
    2014 - 2017
    Orange Iceberg
    • Built a team of five developers.
    • Mentored junior Ruby developers.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, AWS, S3, Heroku, Amazon RDS
  • Ruby Developer
    2012 - 2014
    Earth.org GmbH
    • Created a JSON service-based architecture for running multiple sites.
    • Refactored most of the existing code.
    • Created a Rails engine with common functionality shared by multiple sites.
    • Streamlined the deployment process.
    • Implemented performance improvements on yoga.info and ayurvedafinder.com.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  • Senior Ruby/Rails Engineer
    2011 - 2014
    Reciprocity, Inc.
    • Optimized and further developed the Reciprocity gamification app.
    • Worked on a Google sponsored GRC open source project.
    • Implemented a new Refinery-based CMS for sonatype.com.
    • Maintained opower.com.
    • Worked from Google in Mountain View and SF.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, AWS, S3, Heroku, Amazon RDS
  • Freelance Ruby/Rails Web Developer
    2008 - 2011
    Orange Iceberg
    • Freelanced on many different projects.
    • Worked on BlueZeppelin.com, FormaxStore.com, EroticAd.com, and Kaufmax.rs.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Heroku, Amazon RDS, AWS, S3
  • CEO, Lead Developer, Co-founder
    2001 - 2008
    Array Studio
    • Led a team of developers and designers.
    • Handled project management tasks.
    Technologies: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PHP
Experience
  • Yoga.info (Development)
    http://www.yoga.info/

    Custom-built a CMS with shared functionality and API service for directory style listings for yoga centers. The API service is designed to run multiple content sites through it using a RESTful JSON interface.

  • Ayurvedafinder.com (Development)
    http://www.ayurvedafinder.com/

    Custom-built CMS for directory style listings for ayurveda centers. Uses API service built for yoga.info which is designed to run multiple content sites through it using a RESTful JSON interface.

  • Opower.com (Development)

    A custom CMS built for Opower.com allowing the client to change certain parts of public-facing site. I performed maintenance tasks and added new sections.

  • Sonatype.com (Development)
    http://www.sonatype.com/

    Custom CMS built on top of Refinery CMS platform. It also has custom Refinery extensions for shopping cart, payment processing through PayPal (PayPal express and PayPal advanced payments [on-site]) and several third-party service integrations (such as Oracle's Eloqua).

  • Bluezeppelin.com (Development)
    http://bluezeppelin.com/

    An artist community and online gallery space. It enables artists to create their online galleries, choose between different templates, upload artwork, comment on artwork, and interact with other artists and visitors.

  • Formaxstore.com (Development)
    http://formaxstore.com/

    An online shop for fishing equipment. Custom-built from the ground up with product catalog, integration with warehouse software (for stock levels), customer registration system, and different payment methods (online through local card processing bank and offline transfers).

Skills
  • Languages
    Ruby, Haml, SQL, Sass, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Go
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Bootstrap, Ember.js
  • Libraries/APIs
    Devise, Amazon API, Twitter API, jQuery, PayPal API, jQuery UI
  • Tools
    Jekyll, Git, GitHub Pages, GitHub, AWS IAM, AWS SES, Amazon CloudFront CDN, MacVim, Vim Text Editor
  • Paradigms
    Model View Controller (MVC), Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Agile Software Development, Continuous Integration (CI), Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, AWS EC2, Mac OS, Mac, Linux, Ubuntu
  • Storage
    SQLite, AWS S3, AWS RDS, MySQL, NoSQL, Memcached, MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL
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